William Mulcahy
William Mulcahy

Brookhaven City Council recently selected several areas of city government for an auditor to review.

According to city spokeswoman Ann Marie Quill, auditor William Mulcahy will examine the request for proposals process; the municipal court’s compliance with new laws; and several “weaknesses” previously found by other, external auditors.

Those previously identified areas include purchasing policies, hotel/motel tax expenditures and staffing contracts, according to Quill.

The City Council selected the areas for review at its Aug. 25 meeting, but the exact list of items was unclear. In the same discussion, the council requested some separate policy changes on such issues as travel and expense documentation.

Mulcahy was hired in March as city auditor, a position required under the city charter.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.